Trying to get the government involved in what sort of videos online platforms promote or hide is going to end badly.
The nation's leading scholar of mass shootings explains how media coverage of horrific events such as El Paso and Dayton stoke unwarranted fear and anxiety.
The constitutional amendment they support, like the president’s plan to regulate social media, trusts the government to moderate our political debate.
It would essentially be a Fairness Doctrine for the internet.
Only three states require police to obtain a warrant before requesting private user data from companies.
Companies should forced neither to help spread offensive speech nor to suppress it.
The Missouri senator thinks wasting time on Instagram is a problem so big that only the federal government can solve it.
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Section 230 Is the Internet's First Amendment. Now Both Republicans and Democrats Want To Take It Away.
From Josh Hawley to Kamala Harris, online free speech is under attack.
The presidential hopeful alleges the company violated her First Amendment rights when it suspended her campaign advertising site for 6 hours.
Both Democrats and Republicans are cheerleading for government action against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the rest, but Americans should be skeptical.
A trivial encounter between two irate grocery shoppers becomes a viral story, then a hate hoax.
The pundit made the claim at a Senate hearing on allegations of tech censorship against conservatives.
Trump supports a bill that would encourage censorship in the name of free speech.
At his social media summit on Thursday, the president ranted incoherently about the media's "crooked," "dishonest," and "dangerous" speech.
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"The cost of not doing this is the harm done to other Googlers every time they encounter these terms," says the company's diversity and inclusion team.
The president invited Republican lawmakers as well as social media stars who claim that tech giants are suppressing free speech.
Two Lawsuits Argue That Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Blocking of Twitter Critics, Like Trump's, Violates the First Amendment
The New York congresswoman's use of Twitter seems similar to the president's in constitutionally relevant ways.
Few people who tweeted #NotMyAriel were actually upset about Halle Bailey portraying the mermaid princess.
The court says the "interactive space" created by his account is a public forum, meaning that the president's viewpoint discrimination violates the First Amendment.
Jon Goldsmith was charged with third-degree harassment after calling Deputy Cory Dorsey a "stupid sum bitch" online.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) has proposed a dreadful bill that would give the government control of internet content. He thinks the only reason anyone could be opposed is because they've been bought off.
It's Ravelry, and it's not just a "knitting site."
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Hawley is selling it as a way to fight tech-company "bias" against Republicans. Don't believe him.
Be afraid as more journalists and politicians start calling for stronger policing of online speech.
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Despite scant evidence, everyone wants to believe that social media has a unique ability to control our thoughts and actions.
When Tucker Carlson and Elizabeth Warren agree on trade, regulation, and social media, it's time to rethink a few things.
The video platform temporarily demonetized a conservative comedian's channel, satisfying no one.
Censorship inevitably ends up being used to protect the powerful from criticism.
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Abroad, legislators are in the mood to theatrically punish social media companies. CEOs shouldn’t play along.
The "blogfather" once touted the internet as the antidote to Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media. Now he wants the feds to crack down on social media.
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
The AFL-CIO's Twitter account appears to endorse a workers' revolution.
Resist when politicians declare that speech (even radical speech) is a “threat to our democracy.”